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Originally posted by BiohazardMouse
I bought a book about Celtic myths and legends. The first story in the book is the Celtric creation myth:
Originally posted by Byrd
I'll say it's bogus.
First, the Celts didn't know about volcanos. There aren't any in the lands where they lived. Second, the surviving Celtic myths mention fairy hills and so forth and they are most emphatically not volcanos.
Originally posted by feygan
That depends on what type of celts your refering to? Unless I'm way off the mark here, the celtic religion spread across almost all of europe at one stage.
Celts was the name applied by ancient Greek writers, from the 5th century BC on, to a group of peoples who inhabited central and western Europe. From the 2nd millennium to the 1st century BC these people, who spoke Indo-European dialects later lassified as CELTIC LANGUAGES, spread through much of Europe. From a heartland in central Europe,
they settled the area of France, penetrated northern Spain, and crossed to the British Isles probably in
the 8th and 7th centuries BC. Moving south and southwest, they sacked Rome c.390 BC and
attacked Delphi in 279 BC. One group then crossed into Anatolia and established the state of GALATIA. The modern populations of Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Cornwall,and Brittany retain strong Celtic elements.
TIMELINE AND IMPORTANT ARCHAEOLOGICAL FINDS FOR CELTIC PEOPLES
Kilgreany B, a human male, is found in the southern caves of Ireland. He is the earliest of all the specimens found so far.
The Celts are in Western and Southern Gaul.
Alpine "Beaker People" enter Ireland via Britian.
Furness Burial Mound (430-580 BC) Kildare, Kildare County, Ireland.
Du'n Ailinne Hilltop Enclosure (390 BC-520 AD) Kildare, Kildare Co.
Celts invade Southern Gaul and Northern Italy.
400 BC-0 AD
LA TE'NE CIVILIZATION
200 BC-500 AD
Druids migrate to Ireland, being forced by the Romans. They begin to institute Ogham and the enforcement of law. Those fleeing the Romans from other lands bring the beginnings of Christianity with them.
Venutius gains control of the Brigantians after his wife, Cartimandua,divorces him and elopes with his armor-bearer, Vellocatus (and you thought history was boring!)
Merging of native Irish religion with Christianity.
Gaelic traditionalists trace their origins back to the settlement of Ireland by a Celtic tribe led by King Milesius from Iberia (what is now known as Spain) in 1,000 BCE. This tribe were the founders of the Goidelic cultural and language group which settled in Ireland, the Isle of Man, Brittany, and later, Scotland.